Darlene L Shearer

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CONTEXT Teenage pregnancy remains a pressing social issue and public health problem in the United States. Low cognitive ability is seldom studied as a risk factor for adolescent childbearing. METHODS Data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth were used in a matched-pairs nested case-control study comparing women who had a first birth before age(More)
BACKGROUND This randomized controlled trial aims to evaluate the effects of an early developmental intervention program on the development of young children in low- and low-middle-income countries who are at risk for neurodevelopmental disability because of birth asphyxia. A group of children without perinatal complications are evaluated in the same(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine if early developmental intervention (EDI) improves developmental abilities in resuscitated children. STUDY DESIGN This was a parallel group, randomized controlled trial of infants unresponsive to stimulation who received bag and mask ventilation as part of their resuscitation at birth and infants who did not require any(More)
PURPOSE The Community Coalition Partnership Program for the Prevention of Teen Pregnancy provided a unique laboratory for observing how youth development projects were implemented in 13 community-based settings. This article focuses on the scope of these efforts, the content of the projects, and their expected outcomes. METHODS The investigators(More)
PURPOSE This article summarizes the experiences of 13 grantees funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention under the Community Coalition Partnership for the Prevention of Teenage Pregnancy in collecting, analyzing, and disseminating data as required under the requirements of this community-based demonstration project. While describing the(More)
PURPOSE To summarize 13 communities' experiences with selecting, implementing, and evaluating teen pregnancy prevention interventions within the CDC Community Coalition Partnership Programs for the Prevention of Teen Pregnancy. The study focuses on decision-making processes and barriers encountered in five categories of interventions: reproductive health(More)
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